Do You Meet the Criteria?

More evidence that the “pro-life” crew would rather see more women have abortions than prevent pregnancy in the first place. The story is this: Biting Beaver had various problems with hormonal birth control, and switched to using condoms with her…

Band of Gold

Frumious B tipped me to this in comments. Dear Prudence, who often gets things so wrong, has a column up involving an unconsummated marriage. And I’m not even going to snark about her advice, since it’s pretty decent. But onto…

Bless You, Times Select

Because you put your columnists behind a subscription wall, I don’t have to court high blood pressure by coming across stuff like this: New York Times (subscription required): David Brooks opines that differences in male and female brain chemistry mean…

Whoops

So we picked you up at JFK when you were returning from vacation, shipped you to Syria where you were locked in a tiny cell, and tortured you for a year. But, funny thing — turns out you had no…

Call the Boobie Police

Because this woman is still breastfeeding her child at age four. Oh, the horror. In some quarters, my decision might still be considered criminal. In 2000, a 5-year-old in Illinois was taken from his mother when a baby sitter reported…

Thinking About Parental Consent

Parental consent laws, which require a pregnant minor’s parents to give her permission to have an abortion, are fairly popular, even among moderates and liberals. Putting aside the fact that parental consent/notification laws have been shown to increase later-term abortions…

Pregnancy and Accutane

The FDA regulations for preventing pregnacy while treating acne miss the mark. Accutane is a powerful acne medication — arguably the best on the market. It’s not meant to treat people who have a few pimples or minor break-outs. It…